The mountainbike trail of Landstuhl starts at Castle Nanstein, the landmark of Sickingenstadt Landstuhl which is visibile over a long distance.
Leg: Landstuhl East (Landstuhl-Kindsbach-Bann)
A mixture of crisp single trails and ways which are easy to drive and on which you can make kilometers, combined with overwhelming views, castle ruins and the peace of the woods. A great tour!
Wide views into the „Nordpfälzer Bergland“or at the Ramstein Air Base are the first impressions we collect. From the castle on, the trails leads us into the direction of Kindsbach. The first paths await us and lead past the Roman-Celtic spring sanctuary, the Heidenfelsen. Grit your teeth on the “Kindsbacher Hörnchen”, because the trail guides turning left on a tricky trail, down to the “Bärenlochweiher” (a bathing lake), where the first break could be made.
The small bathing lake and a cold beer. Simply amazing! Attention! There are bathing guests on hot summer days.
Continue on wooded trails, past „Perlenburg“ (ruins of a little castle) and in the direction of “Gelterswoog”. Shortly before you reach “Gelterswoog” the route initiates a change of direction and leads back in the direction of Bann. That’s were trail 6 connects to trail 3 of the mountainbike park. Shortly after Bann you have to overcome some height meters. Perfect for bikers with good legs.
We reach the big „Hausberg“, at the highest point of the tour. The paths got us back and it goes back to the direction of Landstuhl, past gastronomic offers (starting 4pm).
Leg: Landstuhl West
The western loop of trail 6 is a tour full of exciting differences. It does not only in the Palatinate Forest, but also in sections lead over the “Sickinger Höhe” (the height of Sickingen). Nomen est Omen (true to the name)! Those who leave this increase behind them, get rewarded with a wide view over the hilly landscape, which owes its name the last chevalier Franz von Sickingen, who once ruled here. Past the „Bildschacherhof“, then a short track over the L 474, turning left and past the sports field, it goes over the gas pipeline in the direction of North-North-West. The Gasstrasse leads trough a territory, which is used for military practice purposes. As a result, uniformed and armed troops, as well as shooting noise can occur. At the end of the route, a short break should be made, to enjoy the view over the marsh landscape of Landstuhl, which stretchs in front of us.
The last kilometers we roll back on wooded trails and partially again on bouncy wooded paths, back to the starting point.